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Adult students honored for academics, service

Adult students honored for academics, service

April 22, 2016

Nate Powers ’16, Ka’dya Donadelle, and Seth Mason ’16 and were among the 35 students honored on Wednesday, April 20, by the Rochester Area Colleges Continuing Education.

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Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 named Gates Cambridge scholar

Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 named Gates Cambridge scholar

April 19, 2016

Pedro Vallejo-Ramirez ’16 is the first Rochester senior to be selected for a Gates Cambridge Scholarship, one of the most highly regarded international academic scholarship programs. The optical engineering major plans to pursue a master’s degree in biotechnology at Cambridge University.

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The challenges of preserving historic structures

The challenges of preserving historic structures

March 28, 2016

Researchers from the U.S., Singapore, Ghana and Italy will give talks at “Analysis and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Monuments: Challenges and Approaches Across Disciplines.”

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Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

Paying attention to words, not just images, leads to better captions

March 15, 2016

A team of University and Adobe researchers is outperforming other approaches to creating computer-generated image captions in an international competition. The key to their winning approach? Thinking about words – what they mean and how they fit in a sentence structure – just as much as thinking about the image itself.

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U of R develops new material shape memory polymer

U of R develops new material shape memory polymer

February 19, 2016

A University of Rochester professor and his team have developed a new material. It’s called a shape memory polymer and it’s capable of lifting 1,000 times its mass.

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This new shape-shifting polymer can lift 1,000 times its own weight

This new shape-shifting polymer can lift 1,000 times its own weight

February 17, 2016

Crucial to the development of the new material – which its inventors are describing as “plastic with a brain, and some muscle” – is the way it controls the crystallisation that usually occurs when the polymer is cooled or stretched.

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Shape-memory strand lifts 1,000 times its weight

Shape-memory strand lifts 1,000 times its weight

February 16, 2016

Unlike other elastic polymers, this one can be triggered at room temperature or just by human touch. In a video demo, the engineers stretched the material into a tight coil using tweezers. When the coil dropped into a human hand, it unfurled like magic.

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University of Rochester scientists create ‘super polymer’ that can lift 1,000 times its mass

University of Rochester scientists create ‘super polymer’ that can lift 1,000 times its mass

February 11, 2016

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new type of ‘super polymer’ that could prove an extremely useful technology in the healthcare and clothing industries.

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Stretchable polymer reverts back to original shape when triggered by body

Stretchable polymer reverts back to original shape when triggered by body

February 10, 2016

If the trigger point can be lowered to a point where practical materials change shape when making contact with skin, it could mean big things for the medical world.

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Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

Body heat triggers shape change in new type of polymer

February 9, 2016

Polymers that visibly change shape when exposed to temperature changes are nothing new. But a research team led by chemical engineering professor Mitch Anthamatten has created a material that undergoes a shape change that can be triggered by body heat alone, opening the door for new medical and other applications.

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